The latest Ad from the Yes on A coalition features Dr. Gene Oakley. In the ad he says that he is an education advocate and supports Proposition A. What the ad doesn’t tell you is that DR Oakley received $13,558.67 for his endorsement. Reports from the Missouri Ethics Commission show he received money on six different occasions.
The proponents claim Prop A is about education and supported by educators, yet superintendents all over the state are speaking out against Prop A. The coalition also failed to get the support of teachers unions as ALL THREE refused to endorse Proposition A calling it a gambling issue not an education issue. On top of those damaging issues, recently discovered unethical practices used by the coalition to obtain teachers support has called all teacher endorsements into question.
Proposition A is not about education and it seems the only way they are getting educator support is through unethical and tricky surveys and by paying education advocates for their endorsements. This is the same old and tiered game the casinos play at election time. Don’t be fooled again, vote No on Prop A.